The Best Camera Equipment for Vlogging

 

Welp, this video is an ABSOLUTE long time coming and a question i’ve probably answered hundreds of times…

What do you use to film and edit your videos?!

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that you guys ask me this - as I love to provide value and help you along the journey of killing it in whatever space you’re in. But, rather than just being short with my responses, I want to give you allll the details.

First things first, I would ask yourself this before you even start investing in video; how badly do you want to get into video? I started with my iPhone (you can see my first video here), and you can tell it was not the highest quality.

But that’s not the point. The point is you put out content.

NOW, if you’re looking to invest in some equipment, here’s what I use now and what I started with:

CURRENT CAMERA:

This was considered the “step up,” by a lot from my first “step up” from the iPhone. The quality is undefinable, it’s fast, and really elevated my “content game.” Not only for my business, but as a hobby. I would recommend getting this if you’re really trying to elevate your content game. Keep in mind, I purchased this after creating more than 200 videos, so I definitely had a use for a nice camera.


MY RECOMENDED CAMERA FOR BEGINNERS:

This is the camera that I started with, once I decided to “up my game” from my iPhone. It was a huge step up from the standard iPhone and I think it’s a great first camera - given the price point, size, and ease of use. I bought the whole shabang with the bag, extra batteries, and filters.


DRONE:

Oh yeah, i’m about that drone life.


AUDIO:

If you’re going to “vlog,” you’re going to want to get the proper audio. Here’s what I use for the above cameras:

  • Sony a7iii

    • Rode VideoMic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone

  • Sony a6000

    • Sony ECMXYST1M Stereo Microphone


GIMBAL:

“Austin, how do you keep your videos so steady?” Well, secret REVEALED! Here’s what I have to ensure a non-shaky experience for my videos:


TRIPOD:

Looking to just point and shoot and need something to set up on? I recommend this tripod - it’s small and versatile.


EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE:

If you’re going to invest in camera equipment, please invest in a external hard drive to store all of your files. Otherwise, your computer is going to fill up real quick.

  • G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mobile SSD Durable Portable External Storage

 


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Austin Schneider